The answer to why werewolves have blue eyes.
So I have had a few theories about what blue werewolf eyes means. From it meaning they’ve died (Jeff Davis vetoed that one) to it meaning that they’ve been an Alpha before but sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one; the new extended promo for 3×08 ‘Visionary’ I think actually explains it. I’d considered this in the past but rejected it, probably, for seeming to easy but it actually makes a lot of sense.
Peter: You need to know what changed the color of his eyes to a cold steel blue. Like mine. [3×08 ‘Visionary’]
So obviously the logical thing is to find the connection between Peter, Derek and Jackson the three werewolves to date that we know have blue werewolf eyes. Which I think I have done!
Peter: My mind my personality were literally burnt out of me. [1×09 ‘Wolfs Bane’]
Peter: Even someone as burned and dead on the inside as me knows better than to underestimate the simple yet undeniable power of human love. [2×11 ‘Battlefield’]
Peter: Your best ally has always been anger Derek but what you lack most is heart. That is why you have always known you need Scott more than anyone. [2×11 ‘Battlefield’]
Derek: In case you hadn’t notice, Jackson doesn’t really have to much of a heart to begin with. [2×11 ‘Battlefield’]
Mr Whittemore: Jackson never says I love you…not once in 11 years. [2×06 ‘Frenemy’]
I think you’re probably all seeing the pattern here? What they all share?
Here is one final quote to sum it all up:
Derek: Sometimes the shape you take reflects the person that you are. [2×05 ‘Veomous’]
In the end the reason why these three werewolves have blue eyes is nothing more than a reflection of who they are on the inside: cold, dead, burned, lacking heart, the inability to let themselves feel love.
It might have been for different reasons but each of these werewolves have suffered a trauma big enough to close themselves off. The promo for 3×08 ‘Visionary’ seems to imply that Derek lost a girl that he cared about and that he wasn’t even allowed to see her body. Of course this would change him; make himself essentially shut down. Love caused him pain so he rejected love and embraced anger instead. These werewolves are numb, shut off from their feelings, they have no heart.
Can they be saved? Because like Scott said in 3×05 ‘Frayed’ “how do you save someone that doesn’t want to be saved”.